I recall a bumper sticker from the 90’s (I believe) that said “visualize whirled peas” which was of course a play on the more altruistic “visualize world peace”.
In this post on affirmations, I talk about how you can use positive statements to transform your thoughts and your mindset to help you realize your dreams and achieve your goals.
Visualizations take this one step further.
With visualizations you actually see yourself as you achieve the goal or after the goal has been reached.
With this technique you bring into your body what it looks and especially, what it feels like to achieve the goal.
Some say that visualizing and anticipating the experience can be more powerful than the experience itself.
Practicing visualizations every day helps “pre-create” the muscle memory that allows you to have the experience.
In this video demonstration of a woman being cured of cancer, Gregg Braden says:
“When we have a feeling in our hearts we are creating electrical and magnetic waves inside our bodies that extend beyond our bodies into the world around us.”
If you watch the video, the healing technique is to create the feeling as if the woman is already healed.
The healing word that is used is the word that creates the feeling in the healers that the woman is already healed.
When I got certified in Reiki, I learned that part of the technique is to have faith that the healing is already done.
Healing is merely a transformation from one state to another.
Kind of like reaching a goal!
Going from where you are to where you desire to be.
Transforming from illness to wellness.
From poverty to wealth.
From sadness to happiness.
From novice to expert.
And realizing and accepting that when you are given a desire, it is naturally meant for you and with the desire, you are also given the power to make it come true.
Visualizations can help you in this by creating the feeling in you that what you desire has already happened.
Here are some ways I use visualizations that you can adapt for your daily practice.
- In a journal, write down the story as if the goal has already been achieved.
- Create a vision board on Pinterest or on your wall with images that let you see what it is you desire to achieve.
- Pick a theme song (here’s one I’ve used) to listen to while you scroll through your Pinterest board or look at your vision board and dance and sing while you imagine yourself living in your board.
- Go through the physical motion of what would happen in your body at the moment you realized your dream (I’ve jumped up and down shouting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” while pretending I’m holding a positive pregnancy test)
- Download and listen to guided meditations that help you imagine yourself in different states – of wealth, health, joy, happiness, etc.
- Record your own affirmation and guided meditations and play them back daily
Here is some more reading you can do on visualizations and techniques you can incorporate into your own daily success routine.
- Visualize and Affirm Your Desired Outcomes: A Step by Step Guide
- 3 Easy Visualization Techniques
- How to Develop Your Visualization Skill
- What you focus on you attract
- 6 Guidelines for Creative Visualization
- Practically anything by Abraham-Hicks where she talks about getting into the “vibrational vortex” or the “sweetspot”
Share your favorite visualization technique here. Is there one that you use that works best for you?